William as you said if we had waited for every bus stop to be accessible, we wouldn't have a bus line today.This is true and has been a problem in Tallahassee for at least 20 years and most likely since the original bus system was started. Now is the time to change that. We as blind people have tried for years to get the city to become more pedestrian friendly and now we have an ally in Star Metro which gives us more power. If this is done right, we will have a bust system to be proud of but the City is going to have to step up to the plate and make the city more pedestrian friendly.
Star Metro may be able to implement the new system with out much additional cost but the city is going to have to spend some money for side walks and safe transfer points. If they aren't willing to do this then we need to stand against the Nova2010 plan until they do.
Robert----- Original Message ----- From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 4:33 PM Subject: [tabi] Re: NOVA 2010
yes William, well put with good points. thank you. Chip -----Original Message-----From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On BehalfOf blindwilly Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 2:19 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] NOVA 2010 Chip,I can see that there is ideas and concessions to be made on both sides, but if we had waited for every bus stop to be accessible, we wouldn't have a busline today. I don't want you to think every harsh word I say was leveled at you, but when I asked for suggestions about which transfers needed audible signals, I got suggestions that were not even on the routs and suggestions about where the lines should go. Now I'm not sayingsuggestions cant be helpful, but this has become so fragmented that it couldcost more than burning finger tips on the keyboard. I would bet you haveto compromise sometimes when decisions are being made about databases. Weare all going to have to give a little, but I don't want the ones who yellthe loudest to step on anyone who is just a little gentler and kinder. I'mnot saying I am the most quiet in this, but there are people coming to me saying they want nothing to do with it and all this bickering.I would not be surprised if this plan goes forward, but I would rather makea difference and help shape it as it goes along, rather than throwing the baby out with the bath water.I truly am glad Erica called me at the beginning of this and said, we might disagree about this, but lets not let it ruin our friendship. Senitors andcongressmen disagree and they do in fact get along. The ones that can't get along wonder why they are a lone horse. What will be the next issue to come before us. Even when it does, there will be two sides and some will get over it and some wont. I am going to deal with this issue the best I can and with the next one too. As for friendship, I take that very seriously and would not let one post come between you and me. William PSI am keeping this out in the open where it started and I won't sneek aroundbehind anyone's back. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org webinterface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxwith the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABIand please make suggestions for new material.if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.
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